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CONGRESS: Democrats revive climate debate. But can they pass a bill?

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 7:17am
Democrats face a new question after one of the busiest weeks in years for climate change on Capitol Hill: Now what?

PRECIPITATION: Scale will measure 'atmospheric rivers' on West Coast

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
Scientists in California are introducing a scale to measure "atmospheric rivers," the weather phenomenon that can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on the West Coast, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii.

GERMANY: Biggest solar park will be built without subsidies

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
EnBW AG said it plans to build Germany's biggest solar park without subsidies, underscoring how falling costs are fueling green power investments in Europe's largest economy.

BELGIUM: Enviro official quits after calling climate marches a plot

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
A Belgian environment minister has been forced to resign after saying she had state security confirmation that massive climate demonstrations in recent weeks were staged as a plot against her.

AGRICULTURE: British fries at risk as climate change threatens potatoes

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
The future of one of Britain's favorite staples could be at risk as climate change threatens areas for growing potatoes, as well as affecting other fruit and vegetables, scientists from the University of Leeds said.

COAL: Peabody to close mine linked to troubled power plant

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
Peabody Energy Corp. said yesterday it will shut down an Arizona coal mine by October as time runs out to find a buyer for its only customer, one of the West's largest coal plants.

EXTREME WEATHER: Here's how climate change affects 'billion-dollar' disasters

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
The United States experienced 14 "billion-dollar disasters" last year, including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, winter storms and drought, according to a NOAA report released yesterday.

DOE: Trump tries to dim efficiency gains in bulbs

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
The Trump administration is rolling back lightbulb standards designed to save consumers money and reduce home energy use.

POLITICS: Trump speech seen as snub to disaster victims

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
President Trump spoke 5,249 words Tuesday night, yet not a single reference to "hurricane," "fire" or "flood."

ICE SHEETS: Meltwater could worsen disasters far from poles

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
The world's melting ice sheets may have consequences far beyond global sea-level rise, scientists say. They may also change the ocean's circulation, alter global temperature patterns and even drive extreme weather events around the world.

RENEWABLES: Offshore wind project hits rough water in New England

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
America's first major offshore wind project is caught in a crosswind.

CONGRESS: Democrats rush to undo years of muffled climate politics

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:24am
House Democrats flexed their political muscle yesterday by hosting not one but two hearings on climate change — a double feature that left everyone a little disoriented.

TRANSPORTATION: Billionaire's supersonic jet project wins Boeing backing

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
Boeing Co. is joining with Aerion Corp., a startup founded by Texas billionaire Robert Bass, to help build a supersonic business jet that would cut trans-Atlantic flight times by three hours.

SOUTH AFRICA: As utility goes broke, nation looks to energy megaprojects

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
South Africa is looking to spend billions of rand to secure energy from megaprojects on the continent at a time when state power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is broke and struggling to supply enough electricity.

BUSINESS: France fines GE $57M for failing to add promised jobs

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
France will fine General Electric Co. 50 million euros ($57 million) for creating fewer than 3 percent of the jobs it had promised as a condition for getting the green light to take over Alstom SA's energy business in a deal that stirred political controversy.

REAL ESTATE: Warming threatens property investments — report

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
The real estate industry isn't prepared for the financial risks from climate change, which could degrade the value of entire cities, according to a report released yesterday.

VERMONT: Snowmobile riders feel negative effects of climate change

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
A new study from the University of Vermont says snowmobile riders in Vermont are taking notice that fewer days are good for riding.

CALIFORNIA: Minorities face brunt of air pollution from cars — study

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
Air pollution from cars, trucks and buses in California disproportionately affects Latino and African-American residents, according to a new study.

EPA: Democrats air concerns at Wheeler vote

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
Concerns about tailpipe emissions rules and a treaty on heat-trapping refrigerants were among the reasons Senate Democrats voted against advancing President Trump's pick to lead EPA.

WORLD BANK: Trump nominee could disrupt climate policies

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:33am
President Trump's pick for World Bank president agrees with him that climate action and economic growth are irreconcilable.

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